|Iveco-Oto Melara at Eurosatory 2012|
|Mon, 11 June 2012 08:12|
Eurosatory 2012 (11-15 June 2012) gives CIO Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara the opportunity to display the most innovative developments in its product range.
The Centauro VBM Freccia Explorer is an 8 X 8 armored wheeled vehicle which combines the proven and highly reliable drive train of the Centauro Family with a hull especially designed to ensure the maximum crew survivability. The Oto Melara HITFIST Plus turret, mounting a 25 mm or 30 mm cannon, provides the crew with the adequate firepower and protection while the powerful Iveco engine driving an automatic gearbox and enhanced by the 3-axles steering ensures an outstanding mobility.
Another vehicle of the Centauro family displayed at Eurosatory is the Centauro VBM Recovery. This variant, besides providing the recovery of a same class vehicle with the help of a complete towing set and a 20 tons winch, makes possible to carry a complete power pack for “on-field” interventions thanks to a nine tons crane.
CIO Consortium Iveco-Oto Melara is also exhibiting the VBA, a combination of the SUPERAV of Iveco D.V. and the HITFIST OWS weapon station turret of Oto Melara, developed to match the requirements of the new Italian Amphibious Brigade.
With outstanding mobility on land and in the water and air transportability in a C130, the VBA provides an optimum blend of tactical, operational and strategic mobility.
Its HITFIST OWS weapon station incorporates the latest technologies in the fields of electronics, signature and Man Machine Interface (MMI) with outstanding performances in terms of lethality, survivability and fightability.